Dark Delirium started in 2020 during the covid pandemic, created by the brothers Simeon Ekse and David Ekse, and their cousin Halvar Moen. Halvar and Simeon played guitar and David was on vocals. The trio released 2 albums in 2021. Right before the release of the second album, Daníel Þorsteinsson joined on bass and Daniel Bryne joined on the drums. After the release of the album, Dark Delirium got ready for a tour in Norway. Halfway through the tour, the band had to cancel the rest of the concerts due to David's mental health. He, later on, quit so the band had to make changes, so Simeon took over the vocals, Leaving the guitar. Due to having little time on his hands for the band and because of creative differences, Bryne left the band soon after. Even though we lost two, we did take in Christian André Rødfjell to feature on 2 songs on our upcoming album with clean vocals and he is a marvelous lyricist. Dark Delirium is now talking to a possible new drummer and is starting to search for a new guitar player to replace Simeon's former role.
PLEASE TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF
Hello, thank you for having us. My name is Simeon Ekse and I am the lead singer of the Norwegian blackened metal band Dark Delirium.
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR NEW ALBUM OR SINGLE.
Our upcoming album “New Era” is our third studio album in two years and we are super excited to show it to everyone! Our style has changed and we have evolved a lot as musicians over these three albums. Not to mention that in this album I (Simeon) am the lead singer on 9 out of 10 songs. David sang on the two other albums.
It's also an album where we lost two band members in the middle of creating it. But we promised to have it done, and so we have!
“New Era” is an album that marks Dark Delirium's new style and line-up for 2023, it's an album that I think most metal lovers can appreciate. It is dark, grand, and symphonic with both classic riffs as well as intricate ones. It has high-tempo songs and slower songs, it is an album for every metal lover.
WHAT INSPIRED THE ALBUM OR SINGLE?
The album wasn't inspired by much at first, it was mostly just a wish to make another album for 2022. The inspiration came slowly and surely. Some of the songs are just fictional stories like “My Child”, but after all that happened to our previous vocalist, he has definitely been an inspirational source for some of the lyrics.
CAN YOU SUM UP THE ALBUM IN A FEW WORDS?
The album is a great piece of art that anyone that likes metal can find a song on that they will enjoy, even though the vocals are very hard.
WHAT RECORD CHANGED YOUR LIFE AND WHY?
Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant. I grew up listening to metal and remember a lot of different bands, but this was the first album I got from my father. It made me want to create music as well.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE MUSIC VIDEO FILMED BY YOUR BAND OR ANOTHER ARTIST?
We only have one music video which is nice, but I would say that I really enjoy Falling in Reverse - I’m Not a Vampire Revamped Edition. It is a very cool and fun metal song that they made into this orchestral masterpiece. I think they did a really really good job on it!
WHAT WOULD WE FIND YOU DOING WHEN YOU'RE NOT MAKING MUSIC?
You would probably catch me being with my family or hanging out with someone in the band. We do a lot of different stuff together, from fishing to gaming and everything in between.
DO YOU GET NERVOUS PERFORMING LIVE, IF SO HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?
Always! If we were not nervous, would we really care about the show? I think all of us are really nervous, especially the first 30 sec on stage. But as soon as we start to play you just enter a zone where everything just feels natural.
HOW DO YOU WRITE? - DO YOU HAVE A KEY SONGWRITER, OR DO YOU ALL WORK TOGETHER?
Before David was the key songwriter and wrote both two first albums. Now I do it. It just feels natural to sit in darkness and listen to the melody and write down whatever comes through your mind. We always make the melody first, set a mood for the song.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Other great musicians! If I watch a movie that is music focused or watch a music video or live takes or just go to a concert I get really inspired.
WHAT IS NEXT?
The next thing for us is to get a new guitar player to fill my former role. Then we are going on a tour in Norway to play some concerts and festivals as well as we are currently looking into doing a tour in Europe in 2023. I also wouldn't be surprised if we will make another album for 2023.
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